Wildlife photographer Steve Perry breaks down some of his amazing wildlife photos

by Jeremy Gray

published on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. EST

This past November, wildlife photographer Steve Perry posted a video titled “How to Get a Good Shot – Tanzania Edition”. In the video below, Perry gave us a look behind the scenes taking wildlife photography in beautiful Tanzania.

The video features eight images from Perry’s journey, and he discusses his settings, his thought processes for each shot, and the challenges he faced. For example, Perry shows excellent bird shot in flight, and that hammers home the importance of being patient in the field. While he had captured many beautiful photos of the brightly colored European roller bird and could easily have justified moving to another area, he identified that it was a good opportunity and decided to hold on. It’s a good thing he did as he captured a fantastic shot with the perfect pose and timing in one of his subsequent image sequences. Sometimes the biggest challenge you’ll face in the field is knowing when to stick with just one photo opportunity rather than chasing a new one. Patience is the key. You’ll see how important patience and persistence are throughout the video below.

Perry’s video on Tanzania has proven to be very popular, so “How to Do It” is now a regular feature on his YouTube channel. Today, Perry posted his second video in the series, this time focusing on colorful Costa Rica.

Like the Tanzania video, the Costa Rica episode is packed with amazing wildlife photography tips from an experienced, field-tested photographer. The eight images featured include photos of birds, flying birds, and mammals, and as before, Perry shares detailed camera settings and explains how he captured each photo. Viewers of the video from Tanzania wanted even more detail, so Perry has engaged and discusses each photo in detail, including a thoughtful analysis of the composition.

As you can see in the videos above, Steve Perry is an excellent photographer. If you want to see more of his work, follow him on Instagram and visit his website. To see more of his videos, visit his YouTube channel.

(Via Steve Perry)

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